Michelle Topal

City: Raleigh, NC
State: North Carolina
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License Name: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Langyages:

English

Office Address:

Change For Living Counseling, PLLC

Change For Living Counseling, PLLC

4924A Windy Hill Drive

Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Therapy Specialties: 

Addiction
Coping Skills
Family Conflict
Parenting
Relationship Issues
Stress
Women's Issues
Anger Management
Child or Adolescent
Depression
LGBT Issues
Peer Relationships
Self Esteem
Substance Abuse

Modality:

Individuals
Couples
Family
Payments Accepted:
American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

 

Personal Statement

I know that pursuing therapy is not easy for most of us. You’ll find me a dynamic, interactive partner in sorting out the concerns that brought you to therapy. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease in the often difficult task of trusting someone with understanding the challenges you are facing. So, I am committed to being an active, compassionate listener that offers accepting, affirming and authentic interactions.

I had the unique experience growing up as the daughter of a summer camp director. This rich experience shaped me; teaching me creativity, resourcefulness and a deep appreciation for people from all over the globe. As a result, I have developed an affinity for and focus on children, teens and their families. In being a youth counselor and now child therapist, I have had extensive training and experience with child, adolescent and family issues and how to support and help parents with their children’s struggles.

In this context, I offer parenting support and family counseling to help with relationship issues so that everyone feels heard and an important and valued part of the family. I also specialize in helping families cope with separation and divorce, and helping straight, gay and lesbian ex partners and spouses navigate the challenges of co-parenting.

Client Focus (Age)

Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
Adults
Elders (65+)

Treatment Orientation

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family / Marital
Imago
Attachment-based
Collaborative Problem Solving
Exposure Therapy
Family Systems
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Narrative
Psychodynamic

Services Fee

Therapy Session $120-$180

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